S4E3 — Leveraging Sensors and AI in the Fight Against Global Wildlife Poaching with Tim van Dam of Smart Parks

May 18, 2022

I speak with Tim van Dam on the emerging technologies he's developing to stop illegal poaching in its tracks.

This week, I am joined by Tim van Dam, co-founder and director of Smart Parks, to discuss how a chance encounter with a rhino sparked a career in wildlife conservation, the technologies he’s working on to arm park rangers in their fight against illegal poaching, how to prevent human-wildlife conflicts in cities and villages, anecdotes from his time in the field from collaring an elephant to tracking cats with Covid-19, how he stays motivated in the face of tragedy, and why he hopes his technology will soon be obsolete.

This podcast episode was brought to you by The Nature Conservancy's global coalition — Nature4Climate.

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